Mak, Zamarripa Earn Weekly Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — OREGON STATE senior Leslie Mak and UCLA junior Vanessa Zamarripa have been awarded Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for the week of Jan. 9-15, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Senior Leslie Mak helped propel the No. 7 Beavers to a 196.525-195.975 victory over No. 4 ranked Oklahoma. The reigning Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year took the all-around title earning a score of 39.400. The Toronto, Ontario, native, helped the Beavers take a hold of the lead with a 9.900 on the bars and 9.875 on the beam. The Oregon State win snaps Oklahoma's nation-leading 32 game regular season win streak.
In just her second meet back following a year off due to injury, junior Vanessa Zamarripa turned in one of the best early season performances for the Bruins this year. The 2010 NCAA vault champion recorded her fifth career perfect 10 on the vault. The O'Fallon, Ill., native, won both events in which she competed, taking first on the vault with a perfect score and a 9.900 on the bars. Her efforts helped No. 1 UCLA stay undefeated with its victory over CALIFORNIA.
Gymnast of the Week: Nicole Pechanec, STAN; Samantha Peszek, UCLA; Stephanie McAllister, UTAH.
Special Performance of the Week: Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Ashley Morgan, STAN; Georgia Dabritz, WASH.